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The Resource God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine, Victoria Sweet

God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine, Victoria Sweet

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God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine
Title
God's hotel
Title remainder
a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Sweet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hotel-Dieu (God's Hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves--"anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times" and needed extended medical care-ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years.Laguna Honda, lower tech but human paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. Gradually, the place transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients evoked an older idea, of the body as a garden to be tended. God's Hotel tells their story and the story of the hospital itself, which, as efficiency experts, politicians, and architects descended, determined to turn it into a modern "health care facility, " revealed its own surprising truths about the essence, cost, and value of caring for body and soul"--
  • "Choosing service in the last remaining almshouse in America, and tracing our understanding of medicine back to its medieval roots, a physician uncovers lost lessons in the care of body and soul"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweet, Victoria
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
R154.S925
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sweet, Victoria
  • Physicians
  • Laguna Honda Hospital (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Hospital care
  • MEDICAL / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
Label
God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine, Victoria Sweet
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First years -- The love of her life -- The visit of Dee and Tee, health-care efficiency experts -- The miraculous healing of Terry Becker -- Slow medicine -- Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman -- Dancing to the tune of Glen Miller -- Wedding at Cana -- How I fell in love -- It's a wonderful country -- Recalled to life -- The spirit of God's hotel
Control code
1324336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781594488436
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011049340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1324336
  • (Sirsi) 1324336
  • (OCoLC)741538561
Label
God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine, Victoria Sweet
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First years -- The love of her life -- The visit of Dee and Tee, health-care efficiency experts -- The miraculous healing of Terry Becker -- Slow medicine -- Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman -- Dancing to the tune of Glen Miller -- Wedding at Cana -- How I fell in love -- It's a wonderful country -- Recalled to life -- The spirit of God's hotel
Control code
1324336
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781594488436
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011049340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1324336
  • (Sirsi) 1324336
  • (OCoLC)741538561

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